24 June, 2018

Darkness To Light

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Picture of the Side Rail of a Staircase with light falling on it from the side, creating a dark to light gradation effect. Shot Clicked vi Canon 6D Mark II at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

What we have above is a Black and White Minimalist Photograph of the Side Rail of a large Staircase located at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur. 

I have posted many a shots from this place earlier ,but this time what I spotted different was the staircase side rail being illuminated by Sunlight

I am talking about the Two Light Spots at the Top Left corner of the frame.

Those Two Light Spots were the starting point of my Photo Composition. 

Initially I was shooting straight from the front. The image was coming out to be decent but was not popping. 

So, I thought of getting a little creative.  

I dialed in an Aperture value of  F/14 and moved right in front of the side rail of the staircase to my right. 

I wanted to keep the zig zag formation made by it in the foreground and Two Light Spots on the top left of the frame. 

The exact settings I used to take this shot are as follows:


Aperture: F/14

Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec

ISO-speed: 1000

Shooting Mode: Full Manual

Focal Length: 100mm

Lens used:  Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro L Series

Later, during editing I achieved the Darkness to Light effect using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


As far as the categorization goes, this photo falls under Minimalism as Simple Geometry category under Minimalist Photography Types. 


Hope you enjoyed the shot. Have a Great Day ! 

14 June, 2018

Flying Crow Vs Street Lamp

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Bird Flying across a Street Lamp near Albert Hall Museum Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This is a Look-Up / Looking-Up Minimal Shot of a Bird Flying across a Street Lamp near Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur. 


This is the third shot from the same spot/location/set-up. 

An earlier shot that was posted in the blog-post The Black Crow, had a similar setup but a different editing style.

I have mentioned in my earlier post that its not that difficult getting bird in your picture intentionally. 

As you can see in the earlier photograph The Black Crow, this crow is the same as the Crow that you see sitting on top of the street lamp.

This was Shot one frame earlier, while the Crow was still Mid-air, trying to make its journey to the lamp.

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I mostly categorize such photos under the Minimalism as Less Elements category which is quite apparently visible here as to why I did so. 

This photograph took a lot of editing to be frank and the key here was the right amount and style of cropping, or else I would have spoiled the picture. 

I also corrected a small tilt in the photograph which I identified by the tilted lamp pole (not any longer visible). 

Also, since I already posted two shots from the same place, it was a tough call to post another one here, as I try to post different shots every post. 

But, since I love Street Lamps and Birds, so I posted this and do not feel guilty for doing so :)

Have you clicked any similar shots?

If so, do share them with me !


Hey, look at what feature FineArtAmerica just added
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Now you can buy a Spiral Notebook with this Photograph printed on it


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Thanks and Regards

Prakash Ghai

07 June, 2018

Five of a Kind

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Photo of Five Clay Pots lying on the Streets right in Front of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

This is Looking-Down Style Minimal Shot.


What we have here are Five Claypots kept for birds to drink water from, in front of Albert Hall Museum Jaipur.


Therefore I named this Five of a Kind

I liked the arrangement of the Claypots, so I decided to click as few shots. 

I originally shot this in the Color Mode and I turned this into Black and White during post-processing.

As you can see, the Claypot on the Top left is a bit titled and that is the Key Attraction of the photograph.

To get the composition right, I began with placing the nearpost Claypot in the center of the frame and then later adjusted my feet movement.

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Take Care and Have a Good Day !

03 June, 2018

10 Squares 2 Triangles

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A looking-up Minimal Art Photograph of 10 Squares and 2 Triangles shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A looking-up Minimal Art Photograph of 10 Squares and 2 Triangles shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


I was at the exact same place earlier as well and what I clicked that day was this shot Two Triangles Vs Lines

So, this is the second shot from the same place, similar angle. 


They say "Make the best use of the available resources"


Since my Photography is just a hobby albeit a very passionate one

I go to the places I can, be it the same places, with different lenses, on different days, different time and capture different shots. 

Someday, I will be doing full-time photography... waiting for that day...

Till that day comes and I redo, revamp the entire blog and posting style, enjoy these simple expressions of mine :D

Thank you 

Have a Good Day !

28 May, 2018

Side Rail Zig Zag Pattern

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimalist Photo of the Side Rail Zig Zag Pattern of a Staircase at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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I am back with Minimalism as Simple Geometry and what we have above is a Black and White Minimalist Photograph of the Side Rail Zig Zag Pattern of a Staircase located at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India


I have clicked this structure earlier as well but from a different angle and different lens. 

You can check out the earlier shot here: --> Synchronized Geometry

The earlier shot was click in the Landscape Mode and this one as you can see is shot in the Portrait Mode.

Also note that my editing style has changed over time. 

The earlier picture was posted in October 2014 and you can see the difference in editing now in May 2018... In fact I am now OK to even post lightly edited JPEGs. 

If you have any questions about the photograph or my style then send me a message on Facebook / Instagram or Twitter Profile




Thank you 

Have a Good Day.